Nothing is better than warm, crisp potato chips freshly seasoned! These are so easy to make, you will wonder why you never did this before. You can experiment with different potatoes and seasonings, but russets and salt are hard to beat. This is a great accompaniment to soups, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. Try them today, you will not regret it!
Homemade Potato Chips
- 2 large russet potatoes, sliced very thin
- oil for frying (vegetable or peanut)
- Slice potatoes very thin, a mandolin works best.
- Put potato slice in a large bowl of water.
- Pour the water off and refill bowl with more water.
- Do this 2-3 times until the water is clear.
- Cover the potatoes with water again and soak for 20 minutes.
- This washes off a lot of starch and makes the chips crispy.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees F.
- Pour off the water from the potatoes and pat dry as you can get them.
- Carefully place potatoes in hot oil in small batches, do not crowd.
- Keep an eye on the chips while frying as they can burn easily.
- Stir often to get all sides of chips brown.
- Once done, place on a wire rack over newspapers of paper towels to drain.
- Season while still warm.